Britain First: anti-Islam group that bills itself as a patriotic movement

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Far-right party whose deputy leader was retweeted by Trump protests against mosques and is openly anti-immigration

Britain First is a minor political movement in the UK with an openly anti-Islam, anti-immigration agenda and an estimated 1,000 supporters. It is led by Paul Golding, 35, a former official in the now-defunct far right British National party, and Jayda Fransen, 31, who was this month charged by police in Northern Ireland for hate speech at a rally outside Belfast City Hall in August.

She has previously been convicted for wearing a political uniform, under legislation instituted in 1936 to combat extremist groups such as the British Union of Fascists. She was also convicted for religiously aggravated harassment relating to a “Christian patrol” she took part in in Luton. Fransen described that verdict as “Islamic appeasement”.

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